2015 WT Message Nine


Crystallization-Study of Exodus (3)

Message Nine

The Holy Anointing Oil

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Readingthe verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

You also take the finest spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred fifty shekels, and of fragrant calamus two hundred fifty shekels … and a hin of olive oil. And you
shall make it a holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded according to the perfumer’s art; it shall be a holy anointing oil. — Exo. 30:23~25.

But this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed into Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified — John 7:39.

Word of Appetizer

Psalm 133:2 describes how the anointing oil flowed down from Aaron’s head to his beard and then to the hem of his garments; this signifies that the whole Body is anointed with the Spirit, what does this have to do with the New Testament saints?

This signifies that the whole Body is anointed with the Spirit; in order to be “painted” by the ointment, we must be one with the church; then we will spontaneously enjoy the application of the anointing oil with all its elements.

Spiritual Burden

” As believers, we have been anointed with the compound ointment, with the all-inclusive Spirit; Psalm 133:2 describes how the anointing oil flowed down from Aaron’s head to his beard and then to the hem of his garments; this signifies that the whole Body is anointed with the Spirit.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The holy anointing oil, a compound ointment of olive oil and four spices, is a full type of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the compound, all-inclusive, life-giving Spirit of the processed Triune God, whom Christ became through His death and resurrection.

The compound ointment was used to anoint the tabernacle with all its furniture, the altar with all its utensils, the laver and its base, and the priests, to make all these things holy, separated, sanctified, to God for His divine purpose.

Whoever compounds any like it or whoever puts any of it upon a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.

The Experience of Life

Flowing myrrh signifies the precious death of Christ; myrrh can also be used for healing the body when it gives off the wrong kind of secretion; in our human life there are many wrong secretions, but the Lord’s death on the cross corrects this problem.

In order to be “painted” by the ointment, we must be one with the church; then we will spontaneously enjoy the application of the anointing oil with all its elements.

Practice and Application

Fragrant cinnamon signifies the sweetness and effectiveness of Christ’s death; when we apply the Lord’s death in the Spirit to our inner being, our heart is stimulated to make us happy and joyful in the Lord.

To not make anything like the ointment according to its composition means that we should not imitate any spiritual virtue, the fruit of the compound Spirit, by the effort of our natural life.

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outlines

Key Verses (1)

You also take the finest spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred fifty shekels, and of fragrant calamus two hundred fifty shekels, and of cassia five hundred shekels … and a hin of olive oil. And you shall make it a holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded according to the perfumer’s art; it shall be a holy anointing oil—Exo. 30:23~25.

The Holy Anointing Oil, a Compound Ointment of Olive Oil and Four Spices

II. The holy anointing oil, a compound ointment of olive oil and four spices, is a full type of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the compound, all-inclusive, life-giving Spirit of the processed Triune God, whom Christ became through His death and resurrection:

The significances of the ingredients of this compound anointing oil.

The significances of the numbers—one, two, three, four, five.

The mingling of the above-mentioned elements with the Spirit of God through the process of Christ’s incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension to produce the compound Spirit for the building of God’s eternal dwelling place.

Key Verses (2)

And with it you shall anoint the Tent of Meeting and the Ark of the Testimony, and the table and all its utensils …Thus you shall sanctify them that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy—Exo. 30:25~29.

… This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. Upon the flesh of man it shall not be poured, nor shall you make any like it, according to its composition…—Exo. 30:31~32.

Upon the Flesh of Man It Shall Not Be Poured, Nor Shall You Make Any like It, According to Its Composition

III. The compound ointment, the holy anointing oil, was used toanoint the tabernacle with all its furniture , the altar with all its utensils, the laver and its base, and the priests , to make all these things holy, separated, sanctified, to God for His divine purpose.

IV. “This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me through out your generations. Upon the flesh of man it shall not be poured, nor shall you make any like it , according to its composition; it is holy, and it shall be holy to you”

V. “Whoever compounds any like it or whoever puts any of it upon a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.”

Key Verses (3)

But this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed into Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified—John 7:39.

Behold … it is / For brothers to dwell in unity … like the fine oil upon the head / That ran down upon the beard, / Upon Aaron’s beard, / That ran down upon the hem of his garments—Psa. 133:1~2.

The Spirit, the Whole Body Is Anointed with the Spirit

VI. The Spirit of God, signified by olive oil, is no longer merely oil, but now it is oil compounded with certain ingredients; regarding this, John 7:39 says, “But this He said concerning the Spirit , whom those who believed into Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified”

VII. As believers, we have been anointed with the compound ointment, with the all-inclusive Spirit ; Psalm 133:2 describes how the anointing oil flowed down from Aaron’s head to his beard and then to the hem of his garments; this signifies that the whole Body is anointed with the Spirit .

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 The holy anointing oil is a compound ointment of olive oil and four spices (Exo. 30:22-25; 1 Cor. 15:45)

(Please explain the significance of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil.) (Please refer to the Outline I, A)

T2 The significance of the type of the compound ointment is greater than the creation of the universe (Exo. 30:22-25)

D2
T1 The significances of the numbers of the compound ointment (Exo. 30:25, footnote 2)

(What are the significances of the numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) of the compound ointment?) (Please refer to the Outline II, B-G)

T2 In the Bible five is the number for responsibility (Exo. 25:2 and footnote 1)

(In the church life, how can we experience “five” as the number for responsibility?) (Please refer to the Outline II, E)

D3
T1 The blending of the one hin of olive oil with the four spices signifies the mingling of God and man, of divinity and humanity (Lev. 2:4 and footnote 2)

(Please explain that the significance of the type of the blending of the one hin of olive oil with the four spices.)

T2 The spiritual significance of the compound ointment being all-inclusive (1 Cor. 15:45, Phil. 1:19)

D4
T1 The purpose of the holy anointing oil is to anoint God’s dwelling place and the priesthood. (cf. 1 Pet. 2:5 and footnote 7)
T2 The ointment is for God’s dwelling place and for the priesthood (1 John 2:27)

(Why have so many Christians failed to experience the compound ointment?)

D5
T1 The spiritual significance of “upon the flesh of man it (the holy anointing oil) shall not be poured” (Exo. 30:32-33)

(Please refer to the Outlines IV, V)

T2 In the church life, how can we experience “Upon the flesh of man it (the holy anointing oil) shall not be poured”? (Gal. 2:16b)

D6
T1 When was the compounding of the Spirit completed (John 7:39)

(Please refer to the Outline VI)

T2 Experiencing that the bountiful supply of the Spirit is in the Body (Psa. 133:1-2)

(Please refer to the Outline VII)

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